#28: S'Mores Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

My cousin Claire asked me to help her with a school fundraiser by making several batches of cupcakes. Since I have several more recipes to work through, I was happy to oblige. These S'Mores cupcakes were a slight departure from the classic graham cracker/Hershey's/marshmallow sandwich, but they lived up to their name where taste was concerned!!

Naturally, the recipe started with creaming butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

01buttersug

This recipe was different from most in the sense that it used very little flour. Instead, crushed graham crackers made up the majority of the dry ingredients.

02grahams

These dry ingredients were added to the wet ones.

03addgrahams

And made a luscious graham cracker batter.

04grahambatter

Next, a healthy scoop of chocolate chips was added. And by "healthy," I mean generous, not good-for-you ;)

05addchips

Mmm...look at that batter!

06batter

They baked up beautifully.

07baked

Next, egg whites were whipped with sugar until frothy and corn syrup was drizzled into the mixture.

08syrup

The 'icing' was beaten until it formed peaks and resembled marshmallow fluff. Mmm.

09whipped

Cute! Reminds me of my sister's old Kewpie dolls.

10topped

Chocolate sprinkles rounded out the look:

11set

Here's what a S'Mores cupcake looks like before being bitten into...

12unwrapped

...and after. Mmm.

13YUM

I'll be making these again for sure! The leftover marshmallow topping was also delicious as a dip for fresh fruit. Ask me how I know.